Summer Feeding program making strides in county

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 13, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

In January, the Dallas County Commission voted to continue the Summer Feeding program, a federal program administered by the County.

The program is an extension of the public schools’ free lunch program where children will continue to receive a nutritious meal during the summer at predetermined sites.

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Susan Wood, who heads the program, came before the commission on Monday to say &8220;thank you&8221; for the support the commission has given the program.

According to Wood, VCHS picked up the tab for additional volunteers. A Fun Day was held at Keith High School on the last day of the summer program.

Karen Morris,VCHS community health coordinator, also thanked the commission for the opportunity to help with the program.

According to Morris, the children responded well to their efforts.

Lots of legwork, as well as paperwork, had to be done in preparation for the program.

The commission echoed Ballard’s commendations.

In other business, the commission voted to make Aug. 12, 2007, Rev. Charles A. Lett Jr. Day. A celebration was held Sunday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, honoring Lett for his 75 years of pastoring churches and his 22-year anniversary.